Managing Portfolio dependencies
You can configure Portfolio for Jira to use issue links in your Jira application, so that you can define scheduling dependencies. When adding issue links, you need to define the relationship between the issues to suit how your team works.
Note that any changes you make to issue dependencies in Portfolio for Jira will apply to all existing Portfolio plans.
To define dependencies:
- Ensure that you have issue links between dependent issues in Jira.
- Go to Portfolio (in header) > Administration > Portfolio Dependencies.
- Add the issue link types that you need.
- If necessary, click Swap to set the dependency order that suits your team.
For example, for the Blocks issue link, the default dependency order is
If A blocks B then A is scheduled before B. This means that if Issue A blocks Issue B, Portfolio for Jira will schedule Issue A before Issue B.
If the reverse dependency order suits your team better, you can swap the order around to:
If A blocks B then B is scheduled before A. Portfolio for Jira will then schedule Issue B before Issue A.
- Select Save changes.
In Portfolio for Jira, the block dependency is set by default.